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Sat, 08 Feb 2014, 14:55 PM

Super Comp Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 4 eliminations in Super Comp at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 54th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7013 Bobby Dye Jr.                              Bye
E4   ****WINNER****  0.033  8.868 175.55     
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.032    
 Prior rounds:
E3    (B Mirizio   ) 0.000  8.879 -0.021   
E2    (B Botelho   ) 0.024  8.883 -0.017   
E1    (S Shearer   ) 0.006  8.918  0.018   
 Qualified:            #13  8.918  0.018                     Bye
11:43 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 61 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.13 inches, adjusted altitude 1,570 feet, track temperature 84 degrees.

Bye run for Dye.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7450 Don Meziere                          788D Doug Crumlich                
E4   ****WINNER****  0.019  8.978 160.04                     0.017  9.006 160.92
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.078             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.106
 Prior rounds:
E3    (G Kern      ) 0.021  8.913  0.013      (T Pappas    ) 0.007  8.933  0.033
E2    (S Chennault ) 0.007  8.907  0.007      (C Hiatt     ) 0.024  8.908  0.008
E1    (L Davidson  ) 0.014  9.083  0.183      (C Hawk Jr   ) 0.012  8.915  0.015
 Qualified:            #27  9.083  0.183                       #12  8.915  0.015
Just 0.002 difference at the green and some games in the lights. Don Meziere's MOV: 0.0262 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   73 Thomas Bayer                         7528 Cameron Ferre                
E4   ****WINNER****  0.002  8.901 158.87                     0.016  8.919 163.85
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.001             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.019
 Prior rounds:
E3    (K Wright    ) 0.012  8.896 -0.004      (R Beckstrom ) 0.016  8.897 -0.003
E2    (S Williams  ) 0.008  8.884 -0.016      (G Boutte    ) 0.005  9.302  0.402
E1    (S Moldenhaue) 0.028  8.958  0.058      (C Forsyth   ) 0.005  8.907  0.007
 Qualified:            #24  8.958  0.058                        #9  8.907  0.007
Bayer is serious out there with a three package to take the eight foot win.

He will face Meziere in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7395 Justin Morgan                        7265 Larry Scarth                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.022  8.889 170.23                     0.018  8.883 181.20
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.011             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.017
 Prior rounds:
E3    (M Lane      ) 0.014  8.867 -0.033                     0.021  8.887 -0.013
E2    (M Hiatt     ) -0.041  8.854 -0.046      (G Nelson    ) 0.025  8.880 -0.020
E1    (A Madrid    ) 0.004  8.928  0.028      (Z Bogner    ) 0.012  8.949  0.049
 Qualified:            #18  8.928  0.028                       #22  8.949  0.049
Justin Morgan's MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7498 Steve Casner                         7782 Trent Langan                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.028  8.939 182.33                     0.036  8.892 155.85
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.039             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.008
 Prior rounds:
E3    (D Krieger   ) 0.012  8.874 -0.026      (D Hall      ) 0.005  8.914  0.014
E2    (S Parsons   ) 0.023  8.919  0.019      (C Langdon   ) 0.018  8.906  0.006
E1    (R Alonzo    ) 0.013  8.873 -0.027      (D Cook      ) 0.033  8.922  0.022
 Qualified:            #40  8.873 -0.027                       #15  8.922  0.022
Almost thirty MPH difference in speed and Steve Casner gets the win. MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.008.

He will race Morgan later.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  741 Tim Smith                            7028 Don Barton                   
E4                   0.016  9.093 157.65     ****WINNER****  0.081  8.905 165.86
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.193             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.005
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J DeRencin  ) 0.021  8.928  0.028      (C Dwyer     ) 0.019  8.932  0.032
E2    (R Symons    ) 0.039  8.955  0.055      (J Richardson) 0.015  8.929  0.029
E1    (N Cobb      ) 0.136  8.884 -0.016      (J Davis     ) 0.057  8.947  0.047
 Qualified:            #36  8.884 -0.016                       #21  8.947  0.047
Don Barton is late off the line and then runs 0.005 to the index for the win. MOV: 0.1236 seconds (approximately 29 feet).

11:52 a.m. Dye will be in the other lane in round five.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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